Candid Convo: What Do Rick Ross & MMG Have Planned For Tomorrow’s Press Conference?
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard about the MMG Press conference in NYC at 1pm at an un-disclosed location on May 2nd. The rumblings of signings, alliances and everything in between has been passed through tastemakers, DJs, personalities, bloggers and fans’ circles since the discovery but no one can REALLY pinpoint what in fact Rozay and his team have planned.
We do know, HOWEVER, that Rozay has ONE album left on Def Jam, right? Right. We also know Meek Mill is prepping the release of his debut project later this summer, right? Right. We’re also aware that Self Made Vol. II is being constructed as we speak with the lead single “Bag Of Money” featuring Wale, Meek, Ross and T-Pain (currently on sale over at iTunes), right? Right. And finally, Joey IE, who helped bring Rozay and his team OVER to Warner Bros Records around this time last year, is slated to begin his Def Jam presidential term on June 1st, right? Right. All these facts are interesting components to factor in to Wednesday’s announcement(s).
Since I love sharing my industry ideas, thoughts, theories and brain farts on here and Twitter, I figured today, about 48 hours before the conference, would be a good time to spark a mini discussion on the issue at hand. And let’s be honest, tomorrow could be as small as a piece of white rice or as big as Wendy Williams. Fact of the matter is, it’s going to be an event. So, let’s run down some options of WHAT in fact Rozay might spring on us, shall we?
Mase Signs With Maybach Music Group: This might be the top option of them all. With a couple Instagram posts and Mase popping up on Wale’s infectious “Slight Work” remix with Diddy and French Montana, this could be the first sling shot into the industry’s gut. And while it’s not a bad move for Murda, Rozay might want to check Mase’s track record with these recent false starts in the past 5 years. Creatively, it doesn’t sound like Mase has lost a step and to be honest, I think the balance of Mase as a whole could fit well with the MMG camp. But like I stated before, If GOD calls on Ma$e one more time? He needs to stay out for good. I wonder if Ross is ready to take that gamble.
Rick Ross & Maybach Music Group Ink Joint Venture With Def Jam: This wouldn’t surprise me. And though the two empires released one MMG joint project Custom Cars & Cycles back in October of 2009, the climate of the MMG empire has changed drastically to the point the crew is now a house hold name throughout the country. The leverage being thrown around by MMG is pretty impeccable. Various streams of revenue coming from all ends of the crew.
Rick Ross Signs Solo Deal With Cash Money Records: Despite his bus being torched, Khaled’s on fire when it comes to recruiting talent. And with HIS new situation with Cash Money THIS option doesn’t seemed far fetched at ALL. I mean Khaled DID open the world’s eyes to Rick Ross so why wouldn’t he bring him along for the ride? Birdman is on a signing spree. A calculated signing spree to the point it could possibly be a viable option for the Miami MC. But what does that do for his team? To many hands in the pot for Wale, Meek and Stalley? This just might be a look for Ross himself but deep down could get messy.
Meek Mill, Wale & Stalley Sign Solo Deals With Def Jam Records: It’s almost a duplicate move to Ye’s G.O.O.D. Music team. Big Sean was signed to Ye first and then snatched the Def Jam deal. Pusha T got under Ye’s swing then snatched the Def Jam deal. Will we see the same thing happen to Wale and Meek Mill? Will Wale side step his a third LP with WB and take his chips over to IDJ? Meek? One of those hottest spitters in the streets? If he had the option to swing over and polly with Lenny S to A&R his debut project, do you think he would turn that down? Again, these are all just thoughts in MY mind.
Like I said, these are just MY thoughts. I have no INSIDE scoop on what’s going to transpire tomorrow, I’m in the dark like all of you. Regardless, Wednesday will most likely be memorable. Self Made Vol II, Dream Chasers II, God Forgives, I Don’t all are arriving before the end of the Summer more than likely and THIS press conference is the kick off to all of that. After I attend the press conference, I’ll report back to these pages with my thoughts on what went down. Of course I’ll be Twittering about it, but I’ll get more in depth on here!
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